Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative donations received

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

Table of contents

Basic donee information


Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 2 500,000 1,250,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000
Global catastrophic risks 2 500,000 1,250,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative

Donor Total 2017 2015
Open Philanthropy (filter this donee) 2,500,000.00 2,000,000.00 500,000.00
Total 2,500,000.00 2,000,000.00 500,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (2 donations)

Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 2)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Open Philanthropy2,000,000.0012017-09Global catastrophic risks Zabel Grant awarded via the Environmental Defense Fund for general support. The funding is intended to help support SRMGI’s on-going governance work related to solar radiation management (SRM), and will additionally help support a new research fund for modeling the impacts of SRM across the developing world, called the Developing Country Impacts Modeling Analysis for SRM (DECIMALS). Announced: 2017-10-09.
Open Philanthropy500,000.0022015-07Global catastrophic risks/climate change/geoengineering Solar Radiation Management (SRM) eeks to investigate ways to deflect solar radiation from the earth. One of many geoengineering approaches. The governance initiative works to promote the good governance of SRM by building capacity and understanding around it, especially in the developing world. It is not for or against SRM per se. Followup conversation with grantee team at on 2016-09-02. Announced: 2016-02-10.